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government had asked the united states to investigate the deceased brother, tamerlan tsarnaev back in 2001 and the fbi did, in fact, interview the family and him and look into his background. peter doocy is following that story in washington. what did the fbi do back then? >> heather, the fbi says they spoke to suspect number two, tamerlan tsarnaev two years ago at the request of a foreign government who thought he might have possible extremist ties. the fbi combed through databases looking at phone calls, internet activity, travel history, known associates. they also say they did interview tamerlan and some family members, although at this point we don't know which ones and after all that, they found nothing. at the beginning of 2011, he was clean. no evidence of terror activity, foreign or domestic. so case closed. although the fbi did tell this foreign government who reached out that if any further concerns came up, check back in and they would circle back with this amateur boxer in boston. but this foreign government never did check back in. although we have interesting information to
likely has a new resident. 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev shot by police this morning in the suburb of boston. he and his 19-year-old brother dzhokhar were identified by the fbi yesterday as the prime suspects in the bombing last monday that killed three and injured 170. now, shortly after the fbi sent those pictures you just saw out to the world, the two men began a series of bizarre moves. here is the time line. at 10:20 last night. the two suspects were confronted by a massachusetts institute of technology police officer who was responding to a robbery call in cambridge. the suspects allegedly shot 26-year-old sean collier dead. soon after that, the brothers hijacked a mercedes suv but released the driver unharmed after stealing $800 from him. the victim told police the suspects were bragging about being bombers. around 11:00 p.m. last night, police spotted the stolen mercedes and a chase began ending in watertown, a suburb 8 miles from boston. the suspects and police exchanged more than 200 rounds of gunfire and the brothers also threw explosives at the cops. one officer, 33-yea
fight on the streets of nearby watertown left one suspect dead. suspect number 1, tamerlan and started this massive manhunt for a second suspect. there were pipe bombs and homemade grenades thrown out of the car during that let's go back to catherine herridge. catherine, your impression of what we heard at this press briefing and whether this suspect, dzhokhar may have gotten outside this dragnet. >> i think there were four take aways from the news conference perhaps first and foremost that they believe is he heavily armed. we now know that 200 rounds were exchanged and they also had other explosives in that confrontation with police. given the change in the security posture, it would indicate that they belief he has left the immediate watertown area but they have got a search capacity to go back in if they develop new evidence that he has returned. what they said at the news conference is that his ties are to the watertown area and they do not believe he has any vehicle of his own. they believe he is still in the immediate vicinity. they also indicated that they have had several leads
was a islamist extremist and believe in their cause. tamerlan tsarnaev travel oversees in 6 months, in 2012, that was not on the fbi radar that he misspelled his name on the travel records to deliberately disguise his travel or there was a mistake from the russian airline and it was not flagged to the bureau. >> fbi, and cia and every intelligence agency is scrambling to figure out what is coming next. who were they associated with? are these guys lone wolves? it was cleared they were tied to international terrorist groups in chechnya. are they tied to al qaeda? we don't know yet. >> reporter: law enforcement tells fox news one of the ways they were able to identify the brothers as suspects in the investigation through surveillance video not publicly released where you see the two brothers reacting in completely different manner than the rest of the crowd when the blast goes off. they do not turn toward the blast with some foreknowledge much what would happen and they continue on their way, jon. jon: what about their overseas ties for the two brothers, what are we learning about that? >> re
this morning. he described his 26-year-old son tamerlan who had been killed, somebody who is smart. his younger one who is on the run, dzhokar, a second year medical student of the according to ap and according to the father in russia. he is such an intelligent boy. he expected them to come here on holidays. according to ap they spoke to the father that the younger son who is on the run, police may be honing on now in watertown, massachusetts may have been a medical student in the united states. his father said he was expecting him to come home on the holidays. one other thing i would like to note after all the hours of coverage this morning, much was made of the first initial shots we're seeing on the screen of the base ball caps on the suspected terrorists now how they were trying to americanize themselves. now they have been up to the country for ten years they were technically americanized. i think much discussion in the coming days, what will we call these terrorists? will we call them domestic terrorists? or will we still call them foreign terrorists? martha? martha: good point. as you ju
says a foreign government reached out and is asked them to use their resources to check in on tamerlan because they thought he had ties. they went to work looking for derogatory phone calls or on-line searches or posts that promoted radical activity. any associates thoan to be radicals. they looked at his travel history and travel plans, his education history. the fbi interviewed tamerlan and his family members, but we don't know which family members. what we know is they didn't find anything suspicious. no proof of terrorist activity so they cleared him and losed the case. and closed the case. they told the foreign government who was inquiring that if they were ever worried about tamerlan again they should bring it to the fbi's attention again and they would follow-up once more. that government never followed up again and that was two years ago. early last year we know that tamerlan traveled with a kir swrik stan passport to see his father in russia and pes physically chechnya. of a -- after a few months he returned to set up a youtube account and he used it to post and promote radica
, the fbi knew about tamerlan tsarnaev as far back as 2011. and can anything be done to prevent these kinds of attacks in a free society? [ male announcer ] at his current pace, bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on his portfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> judge jeanine: could the boston bombings have been prehe vented. the fbi admits that they spoke with the older brother in 2011 at the request of most likely the russian government who wore relationshipped that tamerlan the older brother was a follower of radical islam. so, did someone drop the ball? with us, former fbi special agent on the bin laden unit, jack and joining him is the assistant director of the fbi counter terrorism division terry joins us from san francisco. i will start with you terry. is someone in trouble here? >> judge, we will
explode but you also lots of shoot going on. >> brothers dhokhar 19 and 26-year-old tamerlan starr tsarnaev add to the marathon death toll, killing police officer shawn collier in cold blood. >> the police officer that was killed you said it was a massacre. >> assassination. he was shot two times in the back of the head as he was in the cruiser. he didn't have a chance to defend himself. >> reporter: the officers responding to an all points bulletin of a carjacking when they saw the stolen mercedes, followed closely by a green honda. >> how did you first learn where they were? >> we got notified by the cambridge police department there was an execution of an mit police officer and then there was a carjacking. we from what we heard from the carjack the victim's cell phone was left in the vehicle so the police were able toping the phone and we were told the vehicle is in watertown. >> reporter: when the brothers realized they were being pursued they opened fire. >> three more officers. two off duty officers showed up within a men or two and we were in a serious gunfight in a backstre
in it's a region with deep ties to extremism. authorities are investigating tamerlan's trip to russia and his posting of videos on the internet when he came back. john bolton, former ambassador to the united nations joinses as he does every sunday. good morning, ambassador. >> good morning, eric. glad to be with you. >> the chechnyan terrorists have the blood of hundreds on their hands. are they a threat to us? >> potentially they are. that's an important question for investigators to answer, not because of anything having to do with their desire from chechnyan nndz froneppedzindependence frot because ove many chechnyan actis are radicalized. now their terrorist activities are in places as diverse as throughout the middle east and afghanisn, having nothing to do with russia about having to do with islamic extremism. that's a working hypothesis, something we ought to be investigating. >> there are reports that the chechnyn rebels are denying any link with the brothers, saying their war is with russia, not the u.s. how does that play out if this is indeed the case? >> there are two moti
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